Around Town: A Look at This Weekend's Events

Around Town: A Look at This Weekend's Events Photo: KSTP/ File

November 08, 2018 06:59 PM

No plans this weekend? Need to get out of the house? Here is a look at what is going on in the Twin Cities this weekend.

Observe Veterans Day


Honor those who have served in the military by observing Veterans Day on Sunday. The state will hold its annual program at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights. According to the state, this year's ceremony will have a special focus on the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI. 

A number of restaurants are also offering free meals to veterans, including Denny's, Red Robin and White Castle. 

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is also encouraging veterans and active duty members to get outside on Veterans Day. The DNR is offering free year-round vehicle permits to all 75 state parks for active military personnel and veterans with a service-related disability. 

Minneapolis Holiday Boutique 

Find the perfect holiday season gift during the Minneapolis Holiday Boutique at U.S. Bank Stadium. According to event organizers, the holiday boutique will include hundreds of vendors offering apparel, decor, jewelry and more. 

Date: Friday - Sunday

Time: Friday and Saturday - 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Place: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis 

Cine Latino Film Festival

Immerse yourself in Spanish-language and Portugese-language cinema during the Cine Latino film festival. The event includes screenings of 14 different films from directors around the world. Screenings begin Friday and go through Nov. 15. 

Date: Friday through Nov. 15

Place: St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis

Brick Fest Live 

LEGO fans unite! Brick Fest Live is a LEGO-inspired event at the St. Paul RiverCentre that provides "hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate and entertain." The event is open to LEGO lovers of all ages. 

Date: Saturday and Sunday

Place: St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul

Explore New Breweries

Over the weekend, two new breweries will celebrate their grand openings. Both Torg Brewery, in Spring Lake Park, and Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative, in northeast Minneapolis, will open their doors over the weekend. Both grand opening celebrations will include food, and Broken Clock will have live music. 

Torg Brewery information:

Date: Thursday - Sunday 

Place: Spring Lake Park

Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative

Date: Friday - Sunday

Place: Minneapolis

Boulderfest North

Enter the vertical world during Boulderfest North, the Minneapolis Bouldering Project's largest event. Boulderfest North will include youth and adult bouldering competitions. For those not interested in climbing, spectating, live music, food trucks and vendor stands are available. 

Date: Saturday

Time: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Place: Modist Brewing Company, Minneapolis

Mill City Indoor Winter Market

Find locally grown produce, as well as other food items during the Mill City Farmers Market indoor winter market. The market hosts more than 40 local farmers, food makers and artists. 

Date: Saturday

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Place: Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

Minneapolis Vintage Market at Modist Brewing Company

Looking for that vintage jean jacket or band t-shirt? Find that one-of-a-kind item during the Minneapolis Vintage Market at Modist Brewing. The market includes 19 different vendors from around the Twin Cities. 

Date: Saturday

Time: 12 to 5 p.m.

Place: Modist Brewing Company

Linden Hills Holiday Market

See what more than 60 local craftspeople and food producers are up to during the Linden Hills Holiday Market. The weekly market offers an opportunity to pick up that perfect holiday gift and food. 

Date: Sunday

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Sunnyside Gardens, Minneapolis

Neighborhood Roots Winter Farmers Market 

Summer may be long gone, but you can still enjoy the atmosphere of a farmer's market. Pick up fresh produce and other foods during the Neighborhood Roots Winter Farmers Market. The event is put on by the Kingfield, Nokomis and Fulton Farmers Market organization. 

Date: Sunday

Time: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Place: Bachman's Floral, Gift and Garden on Lyndale, Minneapolis

Minneapolis Institute of Art Family Day: Exploring Egypt 

Step into ancient Egypt during the Minneapolis Institute of Art Family Day: Exploring Egypt. Inspired by the museum's new exhibit, "Exploring Egypt," the event offers arts and crafts, a gallery hunt and storytelling. 

Date: Sunday

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis 

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